Storyboard Writing and Adult Learners: A Pragmatic Approach

By Normaliza Abd Rahim, Noraien Mansor, Nik Rafidah Nik Affendi, Arbaie Sujud, Siti Nur Aliaa Roslan, Norzita Yunus and Yazariah Yacob.

Published by Journal of the World Universities Forum

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A storyboard is essentially a timeline going from top to bottom, with the top occurring first. It is an expression of everything or even a rough sketch that will be contained in the program telling where the menu screens in a computer interface will look like, what pictures either still or moving will be seen when and for how long, what audio and text will accompany the images, either synchronously or hyperlinked or in other words allows us to see what the scene will look like. Typically, storyboards may be written documents and off-the-shelf storyboard pads for TV and video formats, adaptable for multimedia. The storyboard expresses, in one way or another, everything that can be seen or heard or experienced by the end-user of the multimedia program. It is more than a test-of-concept model, and just short of the final product specification document. Therefore, this paper investigates the content of discussion during storyboard writing and to investigate the meaning of the discussion. Five pairs of subjects were involved in this study. A task was given to each pair and the length of time for them to discuss about the layout and the content of the storyboard was 3 hours for each pair. The discussion will be taped and analyzed accordingly. The subjects were adult learners involved in a Language and Multimedia course ages between 33-40 years old, six female and four male. The subjects had no experience in storyboard writing. This paper uses the relevance theory (Sperber & Wilson 1985), an inferential approach to pragmatics.

Keywords: Storyboard Writing, Pragmatic Approach, Adult Learners

Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.1-10. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.122MB).

Dr. Normaliza Abd Rahim

Lecturer, Department of Malay Language, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Normaliza Abd Rahim is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.

Dr. Noraien Mansor

Head, UMT Publisher, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

Dr. Nik Rafidah Nik Affendi

Lecturer, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr Nik Rafidah Nik Affendi is a lecturer at Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Dr. Arbaie Sujud

Lecturer, Head of Department, Department of Malay Language,Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication,, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr Arbaie Sujud is a senior lecturer at Universiti Putra Malaysia. Currently he is the head of Malay Language Department. He teaches literature and multimedia and interested in research and development.

Sr Siti Nur Aliaa Roslan

Lecturer, Department of Engineering, Kuala Lumpur Infrastructure University College, Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia

Miss Siti Nur Aliaa Roslan is a lecturer at the Department of Geomatic Engineering in School of Architecture and Built Environment at Kuala Lumpur Infrastructure University College. She teaches subjects such as Cadastral Surveying, Engineering Surveying, Global Positioning System, Remote Sensing, and Geographical Information System. Her expertise is on Hyperspectral Remote Sensing and Land Surveying.

Yazariah Yacob

lecturer, Department of English Language, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia, serdang, selangor, Malaysia

Ms Yazariah Yacob is a lecturer at Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

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